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something only four other u.s. presidents have enjoyed. a private visit with the queen at windsor castle for afternoon tea. ♪ >> overall biden is the 13th u.s. president to meet with the now 95-year-old monarch, this moment also marking the queen's first major engagement since the passing of prince philip in april, her husband of 73 years as biden moves into the nato summit in brussels, again air force one there which starts tomorrow, all attention will be focused on his upcoming face to face meeting with russian president vladimir putin. that's on wednesday. biden agreeing this morning with putin's earlier remarks that the
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u.s. relationship with russia is as bad as it's ever been. >> let me make it clear, i think he's right it's a low point, and it depends on how he responds to acting consistent with international norms. which in many cases he has not. >> cnn's jeff zeleny is in brussels for us. so jeff, the president expressing some optimism. however, ahead of his putin meeting. what more did biden have to say about what could be a high stakes summit between the two men? >> reporter: well, fredricka, it's definitely a high stakes meeting, the highest stakes meeting so far that this president has had since taking office. he has met vladimir putin before when he was vice president but this is an entirely different scenario. we are watching the arrival of air force one here just touched down a few moments ago here in brussels. the president making his way here after the last four days in england, including today's visit, as you were mentioning,
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with the queen. but before he flew here, before leaving england, he had this to say about that meeting inside windsor castle with queen elizabeth. >> she wanted to know what the two leaders and i -- the one i'm about to meet with, mr. putin, and she wanted to know about -- she had -- about xi jinping and we had a long talk. she was very generous. >> reporter: so he said she also, he said, reminded him of his mother. of course she's a 95-year-old queen there, but interesting that she also is a head of state so they did talk about president xi jinping and vladimir putin in that meeting. as president biden moves forward through the nato summit tomorrow, of course talking about strengthening alliances, really continuing the theme that he's been talking about for several days, the white house is looking forward and planning the
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putin summit in geneva on wednesday and president biden was asked at a news conference earlier what he's really expecting about that meeting and if the russian president can possibly change his behavior. let's listen. >> it's about making myself very clear what the conditions are to get a better relationship are with russia. we're not looking for conflict. we are looking to resolve those actions, which we think are inconsistent with international norms. there's no guarantee you can change a person's behavior or the behavior of this country. autocrats have enormous power and they don't have to answer to a public. >> so certainly the expectations, the stakes very high for the wednesday meeting, unclear what exactly tangible will come out of that, but as we are seeing president biden there on the tarmac here in brussels, meeting with some european union
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leaders there as he really returns to nato. this is some place where he has been over so many years, the course of his career as vice president, as the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee but nato really speaks to his belief in the strengthening of the trans-atlantic alliance, that he believes was frayed under the former president, and, you know, we've seen, over the last four years, president trump really diminishing the importance and the value of nato. president biden is going to lift nato up. he's going to renew americans' commitment to article 5. what that is, of course, is an attack on one is an attack on all. after 9/11, of course, so many allied nations came to the aid of the u.s. so those are some of the top things that we'll be talking about tomorrow as we're watching him now getting into the limousine. having a private conversation here before his motorcade makes its way into central brussels here. fredricka, this is part two of
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the continuation of his first trip abroad. the white house really believes the first part of the trip was a success. the leaders of the g-7 nations released a communique as they call it earlier today calling out china in some respects and calling for a stronger, independent investigation into the origins of covid-19. so this is the second part of the president's agenda, speaking to nato tomorrow here in brussels, the eu summit on tuesday and then flying on tuesday to geneva for that one on one meeting with russian president vladimir putin. he's also now alone for the rest of his trip. first lady jill biden who had been with him for the first part of the trip, she is flying back to washington right now, and he'll be spending the next four days here in europe and returning, at least scheduled to on wednesday, back to the white house. >> see there, jeff, you've taken care of all my follow-up questions without me asking to ask. i appreciate it and it really does seem like the president is, you know, taking his time,
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reveling in the fact that he is in familiar territory, he's done a lot of this before as a vice president but the first time now as the commander in chief and taking advantage of every moment possible to have one on one, to seem to put others at ease just as he looks very much at ease meeting there on the tarmac with the european allied union members as you mentioned there, and now going off to what will be a pretty robust next few days in preparation for what will be the high stakes meeting with vladimir putin of russia on wednesday. jeff zeleny, thank you so much. joining us from brussels. one of the major points of contention between the u.s. and russia is the recent ransomware attacks targeting important u.s. infrastructure. well, today putin said russia is prepared to extradite cybercriminals to the u.s. on a reciprocal basis.
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president biden replying with us. >> yes, i'm open to -- if there's crimes committed against russia, that, in fact, are -- the people committing those crimes being harbored in the united states, i'm committed to holding them accountable. and i'm -- i heard that, i was told as i was flying here, that he said that, i think that's potentially a good sign of progress. >> joining me right now california democrat congressman berra who sits on the foreign affairs committee. what do you think about that, the two seemingly in agreement ahead of their meeting on wednesday, do you believe that's promising? >> you know, at least it's a starting point. i certainly don't fully expect vladimir putin to hold some of these cybercriminals because they obviously are operating -- >> you see there's a catch, possibly. >> i think there's a catch here. >> yeah, okay.
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president biden agreeing that the relationship between the u.s. and russia is indeed frayed. it's at a low point. what do you believe needs to come from their meeting to perhaps bring some promise between relations? i mean, putin put it this way, he said a deterioration between the u.s. and russia. what could potentially come out of this meeting to solidify things better? >> it's really at a low point. you've seen russian aggression and expansion of their ambitions. i think the fact that he met with the g-7, he's now in brussels to meet with nato tomorrow, and then on to geneva with vladimir putin, i think it's a starting point. i mean, if you can create a context, and a coalition, and open that dialogue. but i think it will take a while. i mean, there's still -- we talk about the cyberissues that are still unresolved.
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ukraine remains unresolved. crimea, you know, we're seeing what happens happening in the baltic states. so there's a lot on the table. but, again, i appreciate that the biden administration is willing to engage in this dialogue as a starting point. >> one of your colleagues on the foreign affairs committee ranking member michael mccaul, had this to say this morning about the u.s. relationship with russia. listen. >> well, i think -- i think we need to let -- demonstrate in the and the president needs to demonstrate with putin there will be consequences to your actions if you continue to do this. they is have been mounting this up in the last just month. and extraordinarily. i think sanctions are great. but i think it's time to start thinking about hitting back. when we do attribution, we need to have rules of the road. i passed the cyberdiplomacy bill out of my committee. they need to know that when they do this, there are consequences to their actions and we're going to hit them back. until we do that, they're going
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to continue with bad behavior. >> do you agree? >> you know, i certainly agree with the ranking member, mr. mccall, that there has to be cons consequences to action, there's got to be some reciprocity. we saw the trump administration, how they just essentially let russia do whatever they wanted. so we're starting at that point, and, again, i think the biden administration certainly will consider what reciprocal actions are proportionate. >> the approach still verify, then trust, right? >> exactly. >> so the nato is about to get under way tomorrow. biden wrapping up g-7. there seemed to be a collective sigh of relief during the g-7 summit, and even expressed relief from some leaders who have said it's good to see the u.s. is back and it looks like there will be some real
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cooperation. do you consider this to have been a very important reset and how might this assist the u.s. on a global stage? >> absolutely, i think the g-7 summit was a success for the biden administration. you saw president macron and others talk about the u.s. is back, and, you know, i think the communique really does outline a lot of victories, not just for us, but for democratic values, and in that communique you see the term values and i think coalitions are coming together around values of democracy, human rights, free markets and the rule of law. and, you know, that's a restoration of the trans-atlantic relationship you've seen in the previous months of the administration, restoring -- the state visits by prime minister suga from japan. this is a very ambitious policy agenda but they've got to repair
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the damage that was done under the trump administration where it was a go it alone. >> let me shift gears, speaking of the trump administration. now published reports, and sources have come out talking about the department of justice looking into leakers, looking into it's own administration, looking into members of congress to find out who knew what when, where, the retrieval of phone numbers and information about a number of members of congress, even a minor. where are you on this and do you believe, indeed, that any kind of subpoena of the attorneys general barr, or sessions, will bear any fruit? >> you know, i think these were outrageous actions, and another piece of evidence of the abuse of power of the trump administration. how we looked at the justice department as his own personal vigilante, his own personal lawyers, i'm glad that the --
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that attorney general garland is having the inspector general take a look at this. i certainly hope the senate judiciary that said they're going to take -- the way they investigate this. we've got to get to the bottom of this and, you know, i can't imagine that there's any way that attorney general sessions or attorney general barr didn't know what was going on if, in fact, this was happening. and, you know, we've got to hold them accountable. i would be open to subpoenaing them and having them testify. >> congressman, we'll leave it there for now, good to see you, thank you so much. >> thank you. and breaking news we're following out of israel, historic change of power, benjamin netanyahu out as prime minister. so how stable is this new coalition? and how will it affect israel's relationship with the united states? every day unilever does good for communities across america.
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we've got breaking news out of israel, after 12 years in power benjamin netanyahu is out as prime minister of israel. the razor thin vote happening just a short time ago, taking over is a coalition, led by netanyahu's own former chief of staff naftali bennett. addressing israel's parliament bennett defended his wide-ranging coalition. >> translator: two times in our history we lost our jewish home exactly because leaders of the previous generation refused to sit with one another. i am proud to sate with people with different opinions at the decisive moment we took responsibility, we took responsibility. >> let's bring in aaron david miller, a former middle east peace negotiator, and he spent more than two decades working in the u.s. state department under several presidents.
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aaron, good to see you. >> good to see you. >> so in his final days netanyahu claimed election fraud. and has vowed to take down naftali, again his former chief of staff. how stable is this new coalition? >> well, the rhetoric sounds all too familiar, fred. and there's -- you know, netanyahu is not going away. he's going to go into the opposition. there won't be an israeli mar-a-lago. he's going into the opposition. he will head the largest and most coherent political party in the country and he will be plotting and pushing and pressing in an effort to embarrass this government any chance he gets and waiting eagerly to pick up the pieces if, in fact, it collapses. >> so will he be a significant force against this coalition where i read this is what it's made up of, this unlikely coalition of parties from the right, center, left of israeli's
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spectrum and for the first time including an independent from an arab party. that kind of diversity sounds strong but you're saying possibly not up against annette y -- netanyahu and opposition party. >> there's parts of the government that may allow it to endure longer than the conventional analysis would suggest. there's mutually assured destruction israeli style. bennett and la pede will rotate. they have vetoes over major issues. number two, all of these parties understand that the reason they're together now, bringing to an end a decade and more of netanyahu's reign is in large part because of him and they are absolutely determined to keep him at way. they also know that this is political oblivion for many of them if they don't make this government work. i mean, the prime minister, fred, for the first time in the
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history of political history of israel has six seats, usually a prime minister represents one of the two major parties, or a third party, that has significant seats. bennett has six. so he's going to have to cooperate in order to survive. >> and bennett publicly thanked president biden today for his support of israel during the recent conflict in gaza. netanyahu's tone in his outgoing speech, well-let's say it was a little different. listen. >> translator: the prime minister in israel must be able to say no to the president of the u.s. in topics that are threats to our existence. >> so is bindden the linchpin here? >> it's a big break for biden, there's no doubt and you'll notice it took him more than three weeks, better part of a month after he became president in order to reach out to the former prime minister, mr. netanyahu. i think within hours.
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if i'm correct of naftali bennett's government being sworn in the president issued a statement congratulating him. biden knows he caught a break. he caught a break because bennett is not going to play to the republican base. he's not going to play to the evangelicals and he caught a break because i really think bennett has no interest, there's no margin for picking a fight with the united states. he's come across as very tough against the iran nuclear agreement. but he will not do what netanyahu does -- did in order to undermine it. so biden will have some breathing room and it's a good thing. he's got a lot of headaches at home to manage. >> what kind of leadership do you cena prime minister bennett? already it's publicly stated he opposes a palestinian state, believes israel should annex much of the occupied west bank. >> very little movement on the israeli palestinian issue, fred, the issues are just too tough, the coalition way too diverse
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and too unwielding. a lot of men, and you referred to it in the opening, with respect to the palestinian citizens of israel, you now have, for the first time in israel's political history a small, admittedly arab party formally participating in the government when a month ago you had the worst communal violence between israeli jews and arabs. i think that's helpful and very good news. second, the israelis need to lower the temperature. they've been held hostage by a man who used elections in order to beat his convictions. he remains on trial, mr. netanyahu. i think the temperature is going to go down and i think this government will get to focus on issues regarding the economy, health, infrastructure, that sounds very familiar too, in an effort to demonstrate that, in effect, there is not only life after benjamin netanyahu, there could be progress as well. >> one more thing to the
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familiarity, transitions, we're learning that a former israeli prime minister netanyahu will not hold a traditional handover ceremony with the newly elected prime minister bennett but will hold a private meeting instead. what does that say to you? >> well, again, echoes of a situation -- >> a lot of familiarity going on here. >> i mean, yeah, i mean, i voted for democrats and worked for them but the reality is that mr. netanyahu cannot simply abide in defeat to participate. he will see the new prime minister in a private meeting afterwards. but no rituals for this guy. >> aaron david miller, always good to see you, thank you so much. >> thank you, fred. all right, still to come, the nation's gun violence problem getting worse by the day, at least eight people killed, 48 injured, this weekend alone. organic beer being grown.
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just seems to worsen, this weekend eight people killed and another 48 wounded in mass shootings across the u.s., the gun violence archive says that the country is on track for the worst year since it started gathering data, natasha chen has more. the number of people killed by guns continued to arise this weekend, eight mass shootings this weekend across the u.s. >> broken right now because i'm trying to figure out what do we do? so my conversation is for my police chief and city manager, how do we fix this? because right now i need answers.
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and i have to answer to all of these residents who we told them, we're going to protect you. >> reporter: a shooting friday night in savannah, georgia injured eight, including a 2-year-old and 18-year-old. >> hesitant about providing information this time, even though one of the shooting victims is a an 18 month old victim. >> reporter: there have been mass shootings in cincinnati, cleveland, austin, chicago, dallas, seattle, and winston salem, north carolina. in 2021 there have been more than 270 mass shootings according to gun violence archive where at least four people were injured or killed, not including the shooter. that's about 40% higher than at this point in june 2020 and about 65% higher than this time in 2019. local leaders say this problem relates to regional gun policies, but there has to be a more comprehensive solution. >> the reality is, in georgia, we can't be mad that guns are everywhere when georgia law
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allows guns to be everywhere. but we also realize that guns are inanimate objects. we need to have stronger gun laws in georgia and nationally but we also need to have, is to teach our young people better decision-making. >> reporter: inability to solve problems without violence is what drives the mission of the one pulse foundation formed after 49 people were killed at pulse nightclub in orlando exactly five years ago. the owner, now ceo of one pulse foundation, talked about waking up on the fifth anniversary of the tragedy only to hear news of more mass shootings overnight. >> there is a gun violence problem, there is a hate problem. and i don't know where it turned from being bullied at school to going home and crying and finding a way to resolve that, right, then going home and picking up your parents gun and going back, or to your place of work when you're disgruntled. when did that become the decision and when did that societal shift happen?
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>> reporter: poma was among the speakers here last night at the pulse interim memorial marking the fifth anniversary of that shooting along with others in this community. she told me the goal going forward in her eyes is to have people work forward the gray, and not fight with each other as if everything is in black and white. fred? >> all right, natasha chen, thank you so much for that. so one of those shootings happened in downtown, austin, texas in one of the city's busiest night life areas. 14 people were hurt. and police say one suspect has been arrested and another remains at large. ed lavandera joins us now. what are you learning about this investigation, ed? >> reporter: well, austin police have not responded to our requests for more information on the shooting from early saturday morning. they have been tight lipped. the last we heard is that one suspect had been arrested and that the mayor of austin said they were getting closer to the
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second suspect that austin police say they were looking for. however, we haven't heard any other updates since we heard that from the mayor yesterday afternoon but the shooting took place early saturday morning in this 6th street area of austin which is one of the iconic entertainment districts here in the city. there was a biker rally going on so you can imagine the streets here, filled with motorcycles, filled with people, and that actually affected the response to that because in the chaos of that scene the two suspects were able to elude police and get out of this area. the manhunt for that person continues. we are told by investigators that they have been combing through video surveillance from various businesses and bars here in the area looking for video footage to identify the suspects but it sounds like that they believe that this was an incident that took place between two people with bad blood between them and the officers do not believe that the people around the area, the wounded, the 14 people that were wounded
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weren't necessarily targeted by the gunmen. but exactly how all of this unfolded and why it unfolded is not clear but what is really striking here, fredricka, is just how quickly things get back to normal, even in a shooting scenario like this where 14 people are wounded. last night it was business as usual here on 6th street and much of the day everything just going on, carrying on, as if nothing happened, honestly. fredricka? >> so tragic, all right. ed lavandera, thank you so much, in austin, texas. still ahead, new details about members of trump's inner circle that the department of justice was looking into. as part of their dragnet for phone and email records as they investigated white house leaks. . why wait? we're here nights, weekends and right now, to give you exceptional care and 20% off your treatment plan. new patients, take the first step with a complete exam and x-rays that are free without insurance. because our nationwide network
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sought records for former white house counsel don mcgahn and his wife back in 2018. this comes after we learn that trump's doj secretly subpoenaed apple and microsoft for metadata on 73 phone numbers, and 36 email addresses, including several members of congress, and at least one minor. cnn crime and justice reporter katelyn -- >> we have a set of very unusual steps taken by the justice department and a game of not it on who had signed off on these various subpoenas that we've learned about over the past few days, including today. so right now we don't know a lot about what was being investigated, or who was being targeted with these subpoenas, whether it was mcgahn and people on the hill, and we also are learning from our sources that the people in charge of the justice department at the time, jeff sessionss, rod rosenstein
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weren't aware of this subpoena sweeping up don mcgahn's data and his wife's data, this wasn't coming from the mueller investigation which was active at that time and around this circle. here's what we do know. we do know that apple did receive this subpoena from mcgahn's data, and his wife's data, in february of 2018. that was a really intense moment in the trump years. it was when donald trump, right around the time donald trump was telling his white house counsel mcgahn to get rid of the special counsel, mcgahn was refusing to do that, trump was ordering him to lie about that scenario, and then mcgahn became a very important witness in the mueller investigation regarding whether the president had obstructed justice, and the steps that trump had taken there. at that same period of time, what we learned earlier this week, was that this was the period that the justice department was also subpoenaing the records of the house intelligence committee members eric swalwell and adam schiff,
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who were both democrats. so all of this is sort of just an environment where we're learning different things about subpoenas but we don't really have a lot of context, the other thing we've learned is that there was gag orders over this mcgahn request, or subpoena, for his data that kept it private from him, until now, until the new administration. so that was kept secret for a full three years which is also a little bit unusual, specifically in this case. now, i really should say that this may have been a legitimate leak investigation. these -- or another type of investigation for getting the data of mcgahn and also the people on the hill. but at the same time members of congress, the white house counsel, and the news media, which was another group where we've seen orders for information regarding investigations and having gag orders over those, those are people that enjoy special
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privileges and so it usually does need to go through the upper channels of the justice department if there are investigators seeking that sort of records, or even obtaining them. >> and because there are still so many curiosities democrats are calling for subpoenas, for testimonies coming from the attorneys general barr and sessions. is that likely to happen? >> well, senate majority leader chuck schumer and his counterpart on the house side, house speaker nancy pelosi, they're both calling for testimony, here's schumer in new york this morning at a press conference. >> sessions and barr must testify under oath as part of a formal congressional investigation. because of this -- because this revelation that the trump justice department subpoenaed personal phone data of members of congress, including a minor, those revelations are just shocking. this was nothing less than a
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gross abuse of power, an assault on the separation of powers. >> now, in this situation there could be subpoenas that go to these former officials, it's very possible we would see some sort of legal battle over that. there have been people at the top of the trump administration who were fighting, claiming absolute immunity for years to protect them from testifying to congress, don mcgahn himself was the latest person where we just saw him get before a house -- the house committee, there's also the inspector general in the justice department who wants to review these, but he doesn't have the subpoena power for these former officials and can't compel them to explain what happened and what they knew. fred? >> all right, thank you so much, katelyn. all right, still ahead -- >> she wanted to know what the two leaders and i -- the one i'm about to meet with, mr. putin and she wanted to know about -- she had -- about xi jinping and we had a long talk, and she was
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well, this has been quite a first trip abroad. smiles and commitments made from among the world's rich es countries at the g-7 in england and then today president biden wrapped up his trip to england with tea at windsor castle at kw queen elizabeth's invitation. the president describing the queen as extremely gracious after he and dr. jill biden spent about an hour with her majesty at windsor castle and it's only the fifth time a u.s. president has been invited to the castle. quite the invite. max foster is joining us now
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from windsor castle. so max, is it me or did it seem as though the queen really has been enjoying herself today and over the last few days? we saw a lot of smiles coming from her. >> reporter: she's been really busy. had a birthday, another event here, and in cornwall as well raising laughs and in good spirits. she's very aware of her abilities there, i have to say, fredricka, often with these political events they get very heavy, very divisive and her job is to come in and unify people, really, and she often can do that by lifting the mood. also, she can lay it all on, can't she, in the way she did today, as you say, a huge honor to be invited for tea with the queen at windsor castle, the bidens were given an official welcome. there was the national anthem played by the guards. this is a huge honor. would you believe this is not a -- the queen being informal, really, it wasn't a full state occasion. but it had all the ceremony that
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came with that. and then the president was invited to inspect the guards as well. that was an honor for them because these british troops are in battle overseas quite often and working with u.s. forces, particular in iraq. so they were very keen to have that moment. and then they went inside for what was meant to be dbs then theyette went fls for what was a private tea. all we got were pictures coming out of that. i'm sure it will be on biden's mantle, it is a photo everyone wants. she's the longest serving. as you know, these conversations are meant to be very private. but there he was, president biden revealing all. >> i like -- i'm admiring the foreheadr photo here. back to the inspecting of the guard, max, we saw the president was diagnose it alone. customarily the queen would be in company. was that her choice because of
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how she's feeling? was there something particular about this ceremony? why was she not walking with president biden during this moment. >> let's think back to the last time she tried that, with the previous president, and he walked in front of her. >> you how can we forget? >> to be fair to president trump, it was always prince philip that would lead these moments with inspections, and he knew exactly what he was doing, a big military man, and the queen stepped in on that occasion because he was retired. of course he's not here now. what they have done is evolve the process. the commanding center helped mr. biden today. that's why it was so smooth. >> i knew there was a story and that you would know the answer, there you go, max foster, you are the best. thank you so much from windsor castle. we'll be right back. ♪that you laughed about♪ ♪well, the names have all changed♪
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the 105th class of the pulitzer prize winners have been announced. among them, darnella frasier, the young lady who recorded george floyd's murder. she has been give an honorary pulitzer prize. the pull it issers are some of the most prestigious awards in american journalism. she was just 17 years old when she captured this image of former police officer derek chauvin pressing his knee into george floyd's neck for over nine minutes. she was publicly thanked after chauvin's conviction saying she
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was possibly the only reason he was going to trial. she said she has been traumatized by what she recorded. she testified about that. tonight, w. kamau bell is back with united shades of america. in this week's season finale, he is traveling to dallas texas to learn more about the experiences the black transgender community. >> that's why we don't trust the law. don't go to the law. the law doesn't protect us in that way. >> diamond styles is the executive director of black transwomen, inc., a national non-profit focused on advocacy and positive visibility. this is an attorney focusing on systemic transdiscrimination. >> if you are a black transperson and you apply for a job and get it and you experience discrimination, you are just kind of like out of
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luck. okay? you lost income. let's talk about housing discrimination. >> reporter: there are currently 21 states with no housing discrimination laws to protect transpeople from being evicted or denied housing. >> you can go to a shelter but sometimes you are not allowed access. >> i have been there, i couldn't go to a men's shelter or a women's shelter, and i couldn't go to a lgbtq shelter because i am hiv positive. >> often's experiences and journeys are unique and different, but were there common threads in the experiences? >> yes, i would say the common thread is that despite the law working against them, despite society working against them, they are all demanding that they are seen and thrive in this
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society. so i think that we didn't want to overly focus on the things that we see in a media. we do talk about that but really wanted to show how people are living. that's a common thread. >> then among the things that they are facing while living, the threat of physical violence, i mean that's something that many transgender people have to teal request, are confronted by. you met with the family and friends of one outspoken black transwoman who was killed in a hate crime. what does her story tell but the outright stranger many black transwomen are facing? >> i think a lot of times black transwomen feel -- that when we are talking about black lives matter we are not talking about black translives. they think they have to get their own backs and this whole story is how i need to -- we
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need to be aware. >> what will be revealed to people to enlighten there? >> i think your assumptions are wrong. if you don't know black transpeople, your assumptions are usually 100% wrong. sit back, i have talked to a lot of people on social media, fought with some people about what they think is going on in the black transcommunity, and you are assumptions are wrong. you have got an hour tonight to sit back and learn. >> reveal and educate. thank you so much. thank you for bringing these tremendous stories. all right. i like it. >> thank you. >> be sure to tune in to an all new episode of united shades of america with w. kamau bell. airs tonight at 10:00 p.m. only on cnn. thank you for joining us today. this whole weekend. i'm fredricka whitfield. the "cnn newsroom" continues right now with jim acosta.
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you are live in the "cnn newsroom," i'm jim acosta in washington. it's now official, benjamin netanyahu is out as israeli prime minister. there was the moment a short time ago when 12 consecutive years of prime minister benjamin netanyahu ended amount of coalition of smaller parties joined forces against netanyahu and as expected voted him out by a small margins. supporters of the new incoming government rallied in recent days with signs reading bye-bye bb using the prime minister's nick


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